December 29, 2021

Venice Beach Live Cam

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December 23, 2021

Cheapest Place To Live In California?

El Centro. Now aren't you sorry you asked. The cost of living there is 6.6% below the national average. The cost of living in California as a whole is 10.4% above the national average. Shelter expenses in El Centro are 35% below the national average.

El Centro real estate. You can still find cheaper home prices than these in Desert Hot Springs.

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December 16, 2021

Highway 247 May Get Scenic Designation

"The San Bernardino County Planning Commission voted Dec. 9 to support designation of State Route 247 as a scenic highway."

County backs push to make 247 a scenic highway

By Jené Estrada
Hi-Desert Star
Dec 15, 2021

MORONGO BASIN — Old Woman Springs Road got one step closer to being designated a state scenic highway, fulfilling the work of a grassroots movement started by local volunteers in 2009.

The San Bernardino County Planning Commission voted Dec. 9 to support designation of State Route 247 as a scenic highway.

The Scenic Highway 247 Committee, under the Homestead Valley Community Council, has been pushing for the designation since 2009. The commission’s approval will move the proposal to the county board of supervisors. From there it will go to the California Department of Transportation and then to the county board of supervisors for final approval.

Proponents say the highway, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, gives travelers a connection to the San Bernardino National Forest, tourist destinations in Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead, historic Route 66, Barstow’s tourist attractions, Calico Ghost Town and other destinations. It is also the most direct route between Joshua Tree National Park and Las Vegas.

Caltrans manages the State Scenic Highway Program; as part of the designation process the applicant must create a Corridor Protection Program and allow the public to comment on it. The planning commission meeting Thursday allowed the public to comment on the proposed Corridor Protection Program.

Designation would regulate grading to prevent erosion, minimize development and make development that does happen blend into the landscape.

Jim Harvey, president of the Homestead Valley Community Council, said the committee is seeking designation for four specific parts of the highway. Section one starts in Yucca Valley and goes past town limits. Section two encompasses three miles coming into Landers. Section three travels through Johnson Valley into Lucerne Valley and spans 15 miles. Section four encompasses 27 miles of north Lucerne Valley.

“The 247 traveler follows the trail of the early settlers, cowboys and miners on the only route along the San Bernardino Mountains,” Harvey said. “It is one of the least altered landscapes in the state.”

He detailed a rich history of early cowboys, settlers and miners traveling through 247. More information on the history of the road can be found at http://scenichighway247.com.

After a brief presentation the commissioners said that they supported the project and would recommend it.

“This is an outstanding project,” said Commissioner Thomas P. Haughey. “It’s a shame it’s taken 12 years to this point but hopefully we’ll have this scenic highway soon.”

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December 5, 2021

Feds Trying To Kill Cadiz Water Project

"Federal authorities have moved [in federal court] to reverse a Trump administration decision that cleared the way for Cadiz Inc. to pipe water across public land in the California desert."

“Due to the lack of analysis, the [BLM] does not know the source of the water that will be transported through the pipeline and therefore could not have analyzed the potential impacts on the environment or historic properties of drawing down the water at its source,” [attorneys for the federal government] wrote. “Cadiz did not provide specific information about its plans, and the agency, nevertheless, proceeded to grant a right-of-way without knowing either the specifics of Cadiz’s plans or evaluating the potential impacts of Cadiz’s operations.”

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November 26, 2021

Wolf OR-93 Found Dead

Wolf OR-93
Wolf OR-93, photographed by Austin James, Jr., Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
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The body of gray wolf OR-93 has been found just off of I-5 in Lebec, California. He had been hit by a vehicle.

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November 13, 2021

Cannabis Joins California State Fair

Beginning in 2022 there will be a cannabis competition at the California State Fair in Sacramento. There will not, however, be any consumption. The winners will be judged based solely on laboratory testing. All the details are here. Competitors must be California licensed cultivators which would seem to rule out those bright 4H kids. Minimum charge to enter the competition is $670.

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November 8, 2021

Oroville City Council Masturbates For 58 Minutes

The City Council of Oroville, California, has approved a resolution declaring Oroville to be a "Constitutional Republic City." What does that mean? Who the fuck knows? We'll have to go to the sources to try to discover what they think they are saying.

Discussion of this item begins at 41:16 in the YouTube video of the council meeting.

Here is the essence of the resolution, after all the whereases:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Oroville City Council that the City of Oroville is declared to be a Constitutional Republic City.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Oroville City Council that any executive orders issued by the State of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights will not be enforced by the City of Oroville against its citizens.

Nothing in the resolution attempts to define a "Constitutional Republic City." You can download the full agenda packet here. The resolution starts on page 231.

After the first public comment (which was in opposition to the resolution) the Mayor decided to ignore the Brown Act and engage in conversation with the commenter to explain what a "Constitutional Republic City" is:

I'm gonna give a little bit of clarification on that. A republic is actually what the country is under and we live under laws. A republic lives under laws and the people and the representatives will make the decisions for the communities. Actually, a democratic government when the representatives only 51% can do exactly what you're saying. They can make up laws if they want to, so we are living under a "constitution republic."

The mayor must have failed his civics class, if he took one. Here is the definition of "republic": "a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law."

The definition of "democracy": "government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system."

The essential difference between the two is that under democracy you could have direct rule by the people (as in a New England town meeting), while in a republic a select body rules. In California we have a blend. Most of the time the state acts as a republic, but citizen initiatives are direct democracy.

The public commenters, both for and against, seem to think the essence of being a "Constitutional Republic City" has something to do with wearing masks or not, or it might mean upholding the California and U.S. Constitutions. It does NOT somehow require the City of Oroville to come up with a constitution. Maybe they want to keep their constitution unwritten, like the U.K.

The mayor dipped into his well of ignorance a second time to explain that when an emergency is declared that means one person is being placed in charge. He may be thinking of martial law. Usually, declaring an emergency is simply a way to allow governments to get access to emergency funds. No dictatorship involved.

One intelligent commenter pointed out that the city code already includes a requirement to uphold the constitutions of both the U.S. and California, so everything this resolution purports to do (if it purports to do anything) is already done.

One city council member said this is the first time he's seen "common sense" in a resolution. He also said that the human immune system is the best thing you've got going on. I assume that means no medications, no doctor visits of any sort, no dentistry, no eyeglasses. Break a leg? Walk it off!

Another city council member who obviously passed her high school civics class with flying colors pointed out that the final statement of the resolution [quoted above] attempts to give the city council the authority to decide the constitutionality of every state and federal executive order and this exceeds the powers given to the Oroville city council by its charter. She explains that our constitutional system has already placed that power in the hands of the judicial branch.

One city council member seemed to think that if the resolution were passed the city would lose all state and federal funding! She wanted a statement added to the resolution that the city might become bankrupt.

The city's attorney explained the resolution does not include anything to authorize staff to "do anything or take any action." Any future decision(s) by the council to obey or not obey future mandates from the federal or state governments would require additional action by the city council. It's a policy statement only. The resolution by itself could not result in the loss of any funding.

One city council member who supported the resolution also acknowledged it had no teeth. He said the public needs to realize the resolution changes nothing.

The motion to approve included the removal of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth whereas (the ones that mention Gavin Newsom).

It's interesting that during the vote the mayor permitted on-microphone discussions between council members on how they should vote. It took more than two minutes for the voting to be complete. The result was 6-1.

The Oroville city council spent 58 minutes discussing and approving a resolution that does absolutely nothing. It's hard to imagine an effective city council that has that much time to waste.

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October 28, 2021

Cannabis Cultivation In Siskiyou County

Here's yet another article about the seemingly racist treatment of Hmong cannabis cultivators in Siskiyou County. This article has the same shortcoming as all the other articles I have read about the situation. No one asks the Siskiyou residents or the Siskiyou Supervisors "Why not legalize cannabis cultivation, bring it all out from the underground, regulate it, tax it and control the water use?" If I were the paranoid type I'd think there was a conspiracy among reporters to never ask that basic question. Siskiyou County has a problem with illegal cannabis cultivation because they've made cannabis cultivation illegal.

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October 25, 2021

"How did California go from COVID-19 epicenter to lowest statewide transmission rate?"

The answer? "'They've been...forward-thinking in terms of policies around vaccination requirements and mandates,' an epidemiologist said."
COVID-19-7-Day-Case-Rate-per-100 000

California has the lowest infection rate among the 50 states. 72.5% of Californians are fully vaccinated.

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October 21, 2021

Moreno Valley City Council Ignores Brown Act

Due to a vacancy in the Moreno Valley City Council, city staff put the usual item on the city council agenda seeking a decision as to whether the council wanted to appoint a replacement or submit it to the voters. Instead, the two councilmembers decided to bull ahead and appoint a replacement immediately. The two councilmembers tried to rationalize this in a back and forth with their city attorney, Steve Quintanilla, but it was like arguing with Trumpsters. "We're stupid and there is no rule saying we can't be stupid." The linked article includes video from the meeting. It appears to me that in addition to going off-agenda, they didn't even take a formal vote on this item. Maybe there is a provision in Robert's Rules (I'm sure it's not in Rosenberg's) saying that if the body is down to only two members and one of them seconds the motion made by the other, it's automatically a unanimous yes vote without having to vote. Maybe that's a rule, but it seems weird.

The justification from the sitting councilmembers seemed to be that they are in a panic and a hurry to repopulate the council. To have made this legal all they needed to do was tell staff to put an item on the next agenda to immediately appoint a replacement — and that next meeting could have been only a few days hence.

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October 19, 2021

Riverside County Redistricting

An article in the Press-Enterprise about redrawing the Supervisorial districts in Riverside County. "Assembly members Sabrina Cervantes and Jose Medina, both D-Riverside, and Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella — issued a joint statement Oct. 4 accusing the maps of being 'drawn with a clear intent to protect certain incumbent supervisors and dilute the influence of Latino voters.'" The American Civil Liberties Union and Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said the maps violated the law because they "failed to include Citizen Voting Age Population data."

County officials defended the original four maps, saying they created four majority minority districts.

“For Riverside County, that’s very good that we have four that are Latino,” Supervisor Karen Spiegel said at the board’s Oct. 5 meeting. “So when (critics) were saying that we were taking away the opportunity for Latino (representation), I’m not understanding. Hopefully, they’ll make contact with us to share a little more of what they’re looking for.”

[Supervisor Manuel] Perez said via email: “I think it’s pretty clear that the first round of maps produced did not conform with existing federal and state laws.”
The county’s original maps should have included citizen-age voting data, which was available when they were drawn and is the preferred metric of the courts when analyzing redistricting, said Evan McLaughlin, vice president of Redistricting Partners, a Sacramento-based firm that works with Democrats.

“It was a red flag” that the population tables used with the draft maps did not include citizen-age voting numbers, McLaughlin said. “It behooves (the county) to go and determine whether it’s possible to draw a map where there’s majority minority districts where (the number of voting-eligible residents) exceeds 50%.

The Board of Supervisors meeting tonight will address this topic. Redistricting info is here.

But let's see for ourselves what the proposed maps show. The proposed maps are here. There are seven (A through G) proposed by the county and three (1 through 3) proposed by citizens. Only citizen map 1 has demographic data. The other two have none, so I'm going to ignore those. All the other maps have a TON of data which I have sifted through to provide the tables below. These percentages use citizen voting age population data only. I did only two tables, one for Hispanic and one for non-Hispanic White. I bolded any figure that is 50% or higher. Countywide, Hispanics constitute 39.3% of the citizen voting age population; non-Hispanic Whites constitute 44.5%. I suppose in an ideal world, you'd want two districts with a Hispanic citizen voting age majority and two districts with a non-Hispanic White citizen voting age majority, but there are factors other than race to take into account, so that ideal goal is probably impossible to achieve.

CVAP Hispanic percentage 39.3% countywide * an asterisk indicates a district that includes DHS
Map:ABCDEFG1
District 146.7%47.0%46.6%46.7%50.1%57.8%56.1%51.0%
District 242.1%36.4%38.3%42.1%39.0%43.7%44.1%31.0%
District 327.3%32.4%29.4%27.2%26.8%32.0%32.1%51.2%
District 438.3%*38.3%*38.3%*38.4%*39.0%*46.6%*45.7%*27.4%
District 542.7%39.3%44.4%42.7%42.4%48.3%50.1%38.4%*

CVAP White, non-Hispanic percentage 44.5% countywide * an asterisk indicates a district that includes DHS
Map:ABCDEFG1
District 136.3%31.6%36.6%36.3%28.2%27.3%24.6%32.1%
District 239.4%44.5%42.9%39.4%37.5%38.3%37.6%51.7%
District 355.6%49.3%53.9%55.7%51.2%50.9%50.7%27.1%
District 453.8%*53.8%*53.8%*53.6%*44.7%*44.5%*46.1%*55.2%
District 536.7%43.2%34.6%36.6%31.7%32.0%34.5%53.4%*

You can see that only maps G and 1 create two Hispanic citizen voting age majority districts. Maps A, C and D create two non-Hispanic White citizen voting age majority districts. Map 1 creates three non-Hispanic White citizen voting age majority districts in addition to the two Hispanic citizen voting age majority districts.


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October 17, 2021

America's Top Colleges (According To Forbes)

For the first time, a public school, UC Berkeley, took the number one spot on the list. Yale is #2. MIT and Harvard are #6 and #7, respectively. The next public school on the list after Berkeley is UCLA at #8. The next public school is UC San Diego at #15. Next is UC Davis at #20. The first non-California public school on the list is Michigan, Ann Arbor at #22.

Wellesley is #32. Tufts is #38. Boston College is #56. Northeastern is #76. Babson is #81. Boston University is #83. Brandeis is #128. Bentley is #139.

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Prisoner Firefighters

An interesting, well written account of why California prisoners prefer fighting wildfires to sitting in prison cells.

Sending us to fight fires was abusive. We preferred it to staying in prison.

By Matthew Hahn
Matthew Hahn is a union electrician and meditation teacher who writes about his time in prison and issues related to criminal justice. He lives in San Jose, Calif., with his wife and two cats.
October 15, 2021 at 6:55 a.m. EDT


On the perimeter of the smoldering ruins of Lassen National Forest in Northern California this summer, an orange-clad crew of wildland firefighters worked steadily to contain the Dixie Fire, the largest single wildfire in state history. Using rakes, axes and chain saws, they literally moved the landscape, cleaving burned from unburned to contain the flames. This work was dangerous, and they made just a few dollars per hour, working 24-hour shifts.

But it was better than being in prison.

I used to be one of the incarcerated people whom California employs to fight wildfires, and I was fortunate. During my nine years in prison for drug-related burglaries, ending in 2012, I never met a fellow prisoner who didn’t want to be in “fire camp,” as the program is known. Some dreamed of going but knew they would never be allowed to live in such a low-security facility. Others, like me, did everything in their capacity to ensure that they got there as soon as humanly possible. For the most part, this meant being savvy and lucky enough to stay out of trouble during the first few years of my incarceration.

Though the program is voluntary, some well-meaning people on social media and in activist circles like to compare fire camp to slavery. Every fire season, they draw attention to its resemblance to chain gangs of the past, its low wages and its exploitative nature. Some argue that incarcerated firefighters face insurmountable barriers to careers in that field after parole, though this has started to change in recent years. Others argue that the voluntary nature of fire camp is a ruse, that consent cannot be offered by the coerced.

There is some truth to these objections, but they ignore the reality of why people would want to risk life and limb for a state that is caging them: The conditions in California prisons are so terrible that fighting wildfires is a rational choice. It is probably the safest choice as well.

I’m from a long line of California ranchers. Now we flee fires all the time.

California prisons have, on average, three times the murder rate of the country overall and twice the rate of all American prisons. These figures don’t take into account the sheer number of physical assaults that occur behind prison walls. Prison feels like a dangerous place because it is. Whether it’s individual assaults or large-scale riots, the potential for violence is ever-present. Fire camp represents a reprieve from that risk.

Sure, people can die in fire camp as well — at least three convict-firefighters have died working to contain fires in California since 2017 — but the threat doesn’t weigh on the mind like the prospect of being murdered by a fellow prisoner. I will never forget the relief I felt the day I set foot in a fire camp in Los Angeles County, like an enormous burden had been lifted.

The experience was at times harrowing, as when my 12-man crew was called to fight the Jesusita Fire, which scorched nearly 9,000 acres and destroyed 80 homes in the Santa Barbara hills back in 2009. I distinctly remember our vehicle rounding an escarpment along the coast when the fire revealed itself, the plume rising and then disappearing into a cloud cover of its own making. Bright orange fingers of flame danced along the top of the mountains.

The fire had been moving in the patches of grass and brush between properties, so we zigzagged our way between homes, cutting down bushes, beating away flames and leaving a four-foot-wide dirt track in our wake. I was perpetually out of breath, a combination of exertion and poor air quality. My flame-resistant clothing was soaked with sweat, and I remember seeing steam rise from my pant leg when I got too close to the burning grass.

The fire had ignited one home’s deck and was slowly burning its way to the structure. We cut the deck off the house, saving the home. I often fantasize about the owners returning to see it still standing, unaware and probably unconcerned that an incarcerated fire crew had saved it. There was satisfaction in knowing that our work was as valuable as that of any other firefighter working the blaze and that the gratitude expressed toward first responders included us.

Prisons are getting Whiter. That’s one way mass incarceration might end.

There are other reasons for prisoners to choose fire camp if given the opportunity. They are often located in secluded natural settings, giving inmates the chance to live in an environment that doesn’t remotely resemble a prison. There are no walls, and sometimes there aren’t even fences. Gun towers are conspicuously absent, and the guards aren’t even armed.

Camps have good meals, more nutritious and higher-calorie than those served in the chow hall behind the walls. Hobby shops give the men and women of fire camp the opportunity to do woodworking, metalsmithing and painting.

Perhaps the greatest incentive is the work-time credits, allowing for earlier parole. Before I got to fire camp, my earliest possible release date was November 2013, yet I ended up paroling in February 2012.

It’s understandable that fire camps are seen as dicey ethical terrain. Yes, the decision to take part is largely made under duress, given the alternative. Yes, incarcerated firefighters are paid pennies for an invaluable task. And yes, it is difficult though not impossible for participants to become firefighters after leaving prison. Despite this, fire camps remain the most humane places to do time in the California prison system.

The risk of the slavery conversation is that it further endangers the fire camp program. Already, the state has closed some camps as it tries to reduce the incarcerated population and fewer eligible people remain in prison. There are now 1,600 incarcerated men and women scattered in 35 fire camps across the state. “We are in desperate need of these programs,” Brandon Dunham, a former U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management firefighter, said recently. “They need us and we need them.”

Private prisons aren’t uniquely heinous. All prisons are abusive.

If one is genuinely worried about slavery or the choiceless choice of incarcerated firefighters, consider the guy pushing a broom in his cell block making the equivalent of one Top Ramen noodle packet per day, just so he can have the privilege of making a collect call to his mother. Or think of the man scrubbing the streaks out of the guards’ toilets, making seven cents an hour, half of which goes to pay court fees and restitution, just so he can have those couple of hours outside his cage for the day.

I appreciate the collective efforts and concern on behalf of incarcerated firefighters. But they fail to take into account the hundreds of thousands of people in jails and prisons across America in conditions so terrible as to make fire camps seem like country clubs. Places where people are forced to choose between working for nothing and losing their humanity.

So, while we may have faced the heat of a wildfire for a few bucks a day, and we may have saved a few homes and been happy doing so, understand that we were rational actors. We wanted to be there, where some of our dignity was returned to us.

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October 13, 2021

Reefer Madness Alive In The Republican Armpit Of Riverside County

Residents of rural De Luz (just west of Temecula) are hauling out all the old shibboleths in their arguments against the first legal marijuana cultivation in Riverside Count outside of an incorporated city. Fine. Let 'em object. Send those developers over to Desert Hot Springs.

"Vikki Havins said she worries robbers will think her van is full of cannabis from Fuego Farms." Because that's just how they do it after spending millions to build a cultivation facility, they assemble a fleet of used Ford vans to drive their valuable cargo around rural backroads.

It would be very interesting, but terribly unethical, if someone who wanted to keep the marijuana cultivation real estate market high were to support a misinformation campaign to encourage the uninformed citizenry to panic. That would be the sort of thing Russia would do.

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October 12, 2021

Mt. Whitney View

Summit View
July 1968 view from Mt. Whitney Peak captured on Kodachrome
by John Fisher.
The caption he provided:

Mt. Whitney California U.S.A. At 14,505 Ft (4,421 m) Mount Whitney is the highest peak in California. Iceburg lake is lower left. 10,000 ft. below is the town of Lone pine in the Owens Valley.
Olympus OM-1, 24mm f2.8, Zuiko, Kodachrome

Mt. Whitney is the tallest in the 48 states.

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Mountain Lion "Monrovia" Found Dead

She had been rescued from last year's Bobcat Fire and kept in rehab for a few weeks due to burned paw pads, and then released. Her tracking collar and occasional appearances in front of wildlife cameras indicated she successfully returned to life in the wild, wandering over 67 square miles of urban-wilderness interface. Her body has been recovered, but a cause of death could not be determined. She was estimated to be 6 or 7 years old when rescued.

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October 6, 2021

Latino Assembly Members Object To Riverside County Redistricting Maps

"'These proposed maps were drawn with a clear intent to protect certain incumbent supervisors and dilute the influence of Latino voters,' read a joint statement issued Monday, Oct. 4, by [Sabrina] Cervantes, [Jose] Medina and [Eduardo] Garcia."

You can find the four proposed redistricting maps by clicking here.

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September 24, 2021

Newsom Recall Gains Majority In Riverside County

As vote counting has progressed the Yes votes have pulled ahead in Riverside County this week. Voteinfo.net says the numbers (as of 9/23/2021) are 358,062 Yes versus 351,958 No. Larry Elder has 279,291 votes so far, highlighting the anti-democratic element of California's referendum laws. The Press-Enterprise reports that Elder "has 60.6% of the vote in Riverside County," which is not accurate. Newsom got 351,958 votes, greatly exceeding Elder's. If you add the No votes to the vote total, No (Newsom) got 43% of the votes while Elder got 34%.

I think this means that we can expect a lot more hateful, ignorant, bigoted politics from Republicans in Riverside County for the 2022 elections. But that's like predicting there will be more wildfires or greater COVIDiocy. No need for a crystal ball or precognition.

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September 22, 2021

New Challenge For High Speed Rail To Vegas

Land bridges for bighorns. That's the challenge. Conservation groups say that a 6-foot high barrier wall that will separate I-15 traffic from the new rail line to be constructed down the median of the highway will prevent bighorn sheep from crossing. One assumes that currently the sheep are just dodging between motor vehicles, but the article makes no mention of rates of roadkill except for citing one traffic accident. The demand is for three crossings which the railroad has not budget for. As a railroad project, it is solely under federal jurisdiction and, therefore, CEQA does not apply! The conservationist toolbox is diminished in this case.

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September 20, 2021

The Rodney King Videographer Has Died Due To COVID

George Holliday, a plumber from Argentina, grabbed his Sony Handycam when he heard the sirens outside his residence. He shot the video from his balcony. He tried to offer the video to the LAPD twice, but they were uninterested, so he handed it over to KTLA. The video - a bit over 8 minutes.

Mr. Holliday died at a hospital in Simi Valley on Sunday.

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